"Leading Churches to be Intentionally Missional"

Promoting Healthy Fellowship as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission

The Ministries Made Possible

The ministries of the High Desert Baptist Association are made possible through the sacrificial giving of our cooperating churches. When your church gives, an abundance of resources become available to assist your congregation in its ministries and mission of fulfilling the Great Commission.

Our Ministry Assignment

The ministry of our association is to assist, support and resource the unique, God-given vision of our churches to carry out the Great Commission.

With the commitment of our pastors and their leaders from our churches we are convinced that the purpose of our association will be carried out.

Therefore we will work to plant new churches and praise our LORD for each person led to Christ and then following Him in obedience to His commands!

Being Relevant

Whether through resourcing, providing training and information, we determine to be relevant to our local churches. We want every ministry action we organize or participate in, to be of importance or value-driven to our local churches.

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When a Pastor Dies – What Should I do?

Have you ever noticed the support of the law enforcement community at the death of an officer?  There is an extensive protocol intended to provide comfort, make a statement that this life was well lived and to give direction to everyone involved.  In short many police departments join together to assist and obtain the resources needed to ensure the appropriate funeral is conducted. The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the support offered by police officer associations that often didn’t even know the police officer and...

So, You want to Reach People for Christ, Really?

Pastors and their churches who really want to reach people for the Messiah are passionate about their personal mission and core values therefore: They live their mission and values – do you? Will pay the price to proclaim the Gospel – will you? They are able to articulate their passion in a few short sentences – Can you? Observations on Reaching People for the Messiah                   Do you know where to go to reach the interested?                   When we talk to a person on the street or...

The Parable of the Selfish Pastor

Once there was a man who had two sons. The first son was handsome and famous, self-centered and thousands upon thousands flocked to see him perform his art. The second son wasn’t anything to look at and only the faithful knew about his work. He labored hard and gave everything he earned to save people. The First son died.  The pastor of the big church was only acquainted with this son but because the father asked him to officiate at the funeral service he said to himself, “Self, I...

How to Keep our Youth in Church

We have long known that we lose many of our youth to other interests to satisfy their spiritual needs and this is borne out by David Kinnaman in his research, “You Lost Me…” What you might not know is that more youth leave the church during their middle and high school years than will leave during their college years. Over 60 percent of young adults who attended church in their teens will ultimately become spiritually disconnected at some point during their twenties (The Barna Group). Is there a solution...

The Parable of the Preacher

Written by Don Parker Once there was a certain preacher.  On a Sunday his heart was full and he desperately sought to honor God through his sermon.  He was overcome with passion for God’s love and truth to be lived.  His voiced raised, his countence changed, he was not himself.  One woman thought, why does he have to yell?  I don’t like yelling!  Another thought whose he mad at?  I don’t like the way he directly points out the sins of the people.  Another, cracked with a smirk on...

A Call to Selfless Prayer

By Jerry McCullah –   “ And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”     (Ezekiel 22:30) “ . . . My house shall be called the house of prayer . . .”  (Matthew 21:13) The only hope for families, for our communities, for this nation, for this world . . . is for God’s people, His Church, to go to their knees in...

God’s Nobody calling Us to Revival

by Jerry McCullah Around the time of the American Revolution, the nation as a whole was in serious moral decline.  And the problem was also seen in the churches.  The Methodists were the largest denomination, and they were losing more than they were gaining in membership.   Second were the Baptists, and they said “they were having their most wintry season.”   The Congregationalists had not brought in one young person in sixteen years. John Marshall, the Chief Justice of the United States, wrote to the Bishop of Virginia, Bishop Madison,...

Keeping Your Church Healthy

Keeping Your Church Healthy – Starts with You 1.  Dream:  Write your dreams down on paper whereby God gets the glory given what He has commanded. 2.  Create a written list of  people you want to see led to Christ and discipled.  A list helps you see the possibilities.  Add to your list daily. 3.  Contact people:  Don’t think when, but how am I going to contact the person.  Be accountable to your church and your mentor in this area. 4.  Share the plan of salvation and once you have...

Deadly Secrets

by Dr. Jack Bracy You are only as weak as your secrets.  I was in my office and the phone rings and the voice on the other end of the line asks, “Jack, can you help me, I am afraid my wife is going to leave me.” As the story unfolds, an all too typical series of events are revealed: “I have had this addiction to…” or “my wife found out about my relationship with…” Change the words or the events around and we see an individual who has...

How to Keep our Youth in Church

How to Keep our Youth in Church We have long known that we lose many of our youth to other interests to satisfy their spiritual needs and this is borne out by David Kinnaman in his research, “You Lost Me…” What you might not know is that more youth leave the church during their middle and high school years than will leave during their college years. Over 60 percent of young adults who attended church in their teens will ultimately become spiritually disconnected at some point during their twenties...